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Investigation underway after man’s body found in Dublin flat
Gardaí are treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was discovered in a flat complex in Dublin. The man’s body was found in a flat at Kevin Barry House on Coleraine Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Gardaí were called to the flat on Monday and when they arrived, they discovered the man’s body as well as a number of people who may have been living there. Gardaí suspect that the body may have been there for a number of days. The scene was preserved pending the arrival of the State Pathologist. Gardaí suspect that the man died violently but will await the outcome of a post-mortem examination, which is due to be carried out tomorrow before upgrading the investigation. The man’s age and identity have yet to be established.
Suspect in Westmeath children’s car fire deaths expected to be questioned within days
Gardaí expect to question a person of interest in the deaths of two children in a car fire in Co Westmeath within the coming days. A suspect was identified within hours of the tragedy but has not yet been interviewed by investigators. No other suspects have been identified and gardaí believe the car fire was started deliberately. Yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed that a criminal investigation was in place into the suspicious deaths of Mikey Dennany (2) and his sister Thelma (5) who died in the car fire last Friday outside Multyfarnham. Their bodies were released to their family yesterday from the hospitals they were taken to on Friday but funeral details have not yet been announced.
Free contraception scheme to commence on Wednesday
Females aged between 17-25 will be able to avail of free contraception from GPs from tomorrow, Wednesday, a Government source has confirmed. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is expected to launch the scheme at the Department of Health this week, but sources have confirmed to the Irish Examiner that the plan is for the measure to come into effect from Wednesday. It will be up to individual GPs to sign up to the scheme. However, it is not expected that every doctor will do so, as this will depend on patient demographics at each practice, and the ability of doctors to take on extra work.
The Irish Examiner
Man arrested on suspicion of murder after ‘sudden death’ of 28-year-old woman in Belfast
POLICE IN THE North have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the “sudden death” of a 28-year-old woman in west Belfast. Detectives from the PSNI Major Investigation Team identified the victim as Hollie Thomson. She was found at a property in the Greenan area of west Belfast on Sunday morning, police said in a statement. Detective Inspector Michelle Griffin said police were treating the young woman’s death as a murder following a post-mortem of her body. She added that the man was arrested on suspicion of murder as well as “being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug”. The suspect is currently being questioned at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast.
Today will be dry. Cloudy this morning over the northern half of the country, becoming sunny today in all areas. Light north to northeast winds, a little breezier in the south with moderate winds. Highest temperatures ranging from 15°C to 19°C, from north to south. Tonight will be dry. Turning cloudier in the north early tonight, and elsewhere later in the night. The south will stay clear overnight although there may be some mist or fog patches. Light northerly winds or near calm conditions. Lowest temperatures of 5°C to 9°C.